Fish – The last part is obviously conflicting feelings you have about men or a man. Have you had relationship(s) with abusive men? It could be as long ago as your childhood, your father or family members. But remember that whatever set it in motion is now just a habit pattern. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYYXq1Ox4sk
where he describes the power of habits.
The first part of the dream is almost a trip into the mystical dream world of love. The fish is a symbol of unconscious wisdom, and the bird of the ability to rise above the thoughts and troubles of the world. That you clothed yourself and the bird and experienced love is an example of your potential – like a helicopter trip to the top of a mountain. Wonderful but you then have to land again at the foot of the mountain and climb it.
That was when you returned the feathers to the bird.